Question about this Floyd synth

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Re: Question about this Floyd synth

Post by ranzee » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:57 am

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Re: Question about this Floyd synth

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:51 am

Nice find, thanks.

Has anybody read the tour dates at 6:06? "Strasbourg West Germany".

Not sure how accurate that is.

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Re: Question about this Floyd synth

Post by cornutt » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm

MeneerJansen wrote: They credit using a VCS3 in the credits of "Dark Side of the Moon", however the sequence on 'On the run' from that album was made w/ a Synthi AKS (the "S" stands for sequencer).
I'm pretty sure that at the time of Dark Side of the Moon, they only had the one VCS-3 and every member of the band tinkered with it. The Synthi AKS that was used for the "On the Run" sequence belonged to Alan Parsons. The band had to go buy one in order to do the tour.
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Re: Question about this Floyd synth

Post by DavidH » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:08 pm

To reply to the original poster, the sound on the Division Bell/Endless River is a Farfisa Compact Duo. What you do is set the tremolo rate to 8 oclock and the repeat percussion rate to about 11 oclock and turn them on together and that gives you that sound. An MXR delay system II was used in place of the Binson on that album and completes the effect. I found it by accident when I was messing around with my FCD.

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Re: Question about this Floyd synth

Post by ultimatefloydian » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:40 am

I'm pleasantly surprised to find this thread kept going four years after I started it (clearly I haven't checked back on it in a while). I can confirm it was indeed a Farfisa Duo with its build in tremolo. The general tone of it I still to this day have yet to fully spiritually recreate but I have gotten maddeningly close. Sometimes you mistake the simplest things for something you think is complex. Truly a beauty even to this day!

On a related but somewhat separate discussion, I'm now in the process of dissecting the vintage instruments that were sampled for the Kurzweil K2000's during the 1993-94 period. One of my specific focuses is trying to piece together the layers that were used for the intro of the live iteration of Coming Back to Life in 1994 as shown here:



The struggle is trying to figure out what patches are actual stock Kurz and which are the samples. From what I hear, I can sense the normal mixture of Solina that's typical for Floyd. But the rest is a little more uncertain. I hear traces of something that could be Oberheim (which if I recall was sampled for the Kurzweils) but also not being familiar with the stock stuff on the ROMs, it could also just be a stock sound. It sounds like a three way mix between Solina, one of the stock Kurz string pads, and Hammond. Anyone think anything otherwise or think I'm off? Would be fairly helpful in my efforts to replicate the sounds as closely as possible 8-)

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